The Center for Documentary Studies coordinates a visiting joint chair professorship in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke and UNC–Chapel Hill, known as the Lehman Brady Chair. This collaborative, cross-campus arrangement affords significant opportunities for study, research, and participation in educational activities associated with distinguished writers, photographers, filmmakers, and other practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts. The Lehman Brady Professor teaches courses on both campuses and engages in lectures, film screenings, and other events for students and the general public.

The Lehman Brady Chair is supported by two endowment funds, one established at the Center for Documentary Studies by the Lyndhurst Foundation and the other established at Duke University by the bequest of Lehman Brady, an attorney from Durham, North Carolina, who died in 1995.

Click on the names to the left to read more about current and past Lehman Brady Professors.

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